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Group That Claims To Represent Small Businesses Goes To Bat For Corporations In Lead Paint Case

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. A nationwide group of self-described small...

Here's What It Would Look Like If Lawmakers Wore Donors' Logos Like NASCAR Drivers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

A group of protesters in California took a stand against the influence of money in politics Wednesday by imagining what it would look like if lawmaker...

California Lawmakers Expected To Approve Tough Equal Pay Protections

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

As the nation celebrates Women's Equality Day, California lawmakers are poised to approve the country's strongest equal pay protections. Assembly memb...

California's Drought Will Cost The State $2.74 Billion This Year, Report Finds

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's ongoing drought will cost the economy in the most populous U.S. state an estimated $2.74 billion in 2015 ...

California Lawmakers Reintroduce Right-To-Die Bill

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Tuesday reintroduced a bill to legalize assisted suicide that had stalled a...

Behind The Movement To Repeal California's Worst Law

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main.Vivian Thorp was 28 years old when sh...

Climate Change Reforms Must Continue, But More is Needed to Protect Working Class Communities

Arturo Carmona | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Arturo Carmona

We can't underestimate our opposition on this. The fossil fuel industry and their allies in California are incensed by this legislation -- but that shouldn't surprise us. This industry has made billions while sticking us with the bill for their destruction.

'The Other NRA': This Influential Restaurant Lobby Fights Pro-Worker Policies

Capital & Main | Bobbi Murray | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics

The National Restaurant Association is perhaps the largest trade group that you have never heard of.

How The Oil Industry Got Two Regulators Fired For Doing Their Jobs

Capital & Main | Judith Lewis Mernit | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

“They are a huge, huge spending force."

Inside California's Jail-Building Boom

The Marshall Project | Anat Rubin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Indio, California – In this desert city halfway between Los Angeles and the Arizona border, a small monument to the state’s prison downsizing expe...

Meet The Secretive Lobbying Group Fighting Health Care Reform In California

Capital & Main | Bill Raden | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

The hospital association’s single-minded pursuit of its self-interest, critics say, comes directly at the expense of patients.

Former California State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty To Racketeering

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 (Reuters) - Former California state Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of racketeering...

Samantha Lachman

California Republicans Relieved Their Arizona Counterparts Lost At The Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Republicans were thrilled to see Arizona Republicans lose at the Supreme Court on Monday, serving as a reminder that gerryman...

California Judge Throws Out Ballot Initiative Calling For Execution Of Gay People

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A California judge has ruled against a proposed ballot initiative authorizing the execution of gay and lesbian people, calling the suggested measure "...

California May Copy Colorado, Oregon And Washington With All-Mail Election System

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

California could become the fourth state to mail all registered voters a ballot ahead of Election Day if Secretary of State Alex Padilla's wishes are ...

California Lawmakers Advance Right-To-Die Bill Inspired By Brittany Maynard

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

California's state Senate voted Thursday to advance legislation allowing terminally ill patients to choose to end their own lives with the assistance ...

California Assembly Passes Bill Banning Crisis Pregnancy Centers From Misleading Patients

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

The California Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that would require faith-motivated crisis pregnancy centers to provide comprehensive information ab...

California's Voter Turnout Is Pathetic. This Proposal Could Change That.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has proposed automatically registering eligible residents to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's ...

How New Water Restrictions Will Affect Californians

AP | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators have approved more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by bus...

How A Handful Of California Power Brokers Work To Further Inequality

Capital & Main | Bill Raden | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

This piece was originally published on Capital & Main. By 2010 California, shaken by recession, found itself in a close race with New Mexico for ha...

Mollie Reilly

Newsom Takes First Step Toward Running For California Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday that he is opening a committee to run for governor in 2018, taking his first...

California Appeals Ruling Overturning Foie Gras Ban

AP | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California filed an appeal Wednesday of a federal judge's ruling that blocked the state's ban on the sale of foie gras — a deli...

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Won't Seek Dem Nomination For Open Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

California's Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Facebook Monday that he won't seek the Democratic nomination in 2016 to succeed retiring Se...

Younger California Democrats Will Jockey To Replace Barbara Boxer

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Boxer's decision not to seek re-election to a fifth term provides a rare opening for ambitious California Democrats w...

Kamala Harris Speaks Out On 'Inevitability' Of Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she is "not opposed" to legalizing marijuana, but stopped short of endorsing efforts to do so in the Go...